Craig Daily Press awarded state honors

— The Craig Daily Press was named the best newspaper in its circulation class during the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.

The awards were presented Saturday at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

The Daily Press was presented with 37 awards in three categories: advertising, photo and design, and editorial. The newspaper also won the sweepstakes award in the advertising category and the General Excellence Award, bringing the awards total to 39.

“I am so proud of our staff and the excellent work they continue to produce daily,” said Bryce Jacobson, publisher of the Daily Press. “Year after year, our staff is honored at the Better Newspaper Contest. We appreciate the awards, and recognize that the honors demonstrate our commitment to continue to serve the community in the fashion that we do.”

The Daily Press’ sister newspaper, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, also took home the General Excellence Award in its circulation class.

The following is a list of individual award winners from Saturday:

First-place awards

• Best sports story — John Vandelinder

• Best business story — Collin Smith

• Best education story — Joshua Roberts

• Best special section — Craig Daily Press staff

• Best feature page design — Craig Daily Press staff

• Best small space ad — Renee Campbell

• Best real estate ad — Wenona Barner and Gayle Yovis

• Best advertising special section — Craig Daily Press staff

• Best advertising campaign — Shannon Russell and Gayle Yovis

• Best advertising layout and design — Craig Daily Press staff

• Best newspaper promotion — Craig Daily Press advertising staff

Second-place awards

• Best feature story — Joshua Roberts

• Best sports event story — Ben Bulkeley

• Best business story — Collin Smith

• Best education story — Ben Bulkeley

• Best story-picture combination, Collin Smith and Hans Hallgren

• Best series — Craig Daily Press staff

• Best sustained coverage — Collin Smith

• Best sports column writing — John Vandelinder

• Best headline writing, Craig Daily Press staff

• Best sports photograph — Hans Hallgren

• Best photo essay — Hans Hallgren

• Best news page design — Chris Woytko

• Best automotive ad — Cori Kroese and Meghan Hine

• Best real estate ad — Renee Campbell

• Best circulation promotion — Amy Fontenot

Third-place awards

• Best news story — Bridget Manley

• Best business story — Nicole Inglis

• Best deadline news reporting — Craig Daily Press staff

• Best sustained coverage — Joshua Roberts and Collin Smith

• Best humorous column writing — Christina M. Currie

• Best news photograph — Hans Hallgren

• Best black and white ad — Shannon Russell

• Best use of color in an ad — Cori Kroese and Gayle Yovis

• Best small space ad — Renee Campbell and Kailey Fowler

• Best real estate ad — Shannon Russell

• Best classified page or section — Craig Daily Press advertising staff.

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